Positioned forty minutes from both Brindisi and Bari airports at the top of Italy’s heal in Puglia, this former 15th century watchtower for the Knights of Malta has been a five-star luxury hotel and world class Spa since 1996. Set in 60 hectares of olive trees, Masseria San Domenico is the perfect place for the ultimate long weekend getaway. But be warned, you’ll want to stay longer.
The Hotel has 47 rooms and suites, a golf course, (home since 2005 of the PGA European Challenge Tour Grand Final), a summer beachside restaurant called Ristorante La Nassa, a private beach for hotel residents, and an award winning on-site Spa and fitness centre specialising in Thalassotherapy.
Technically there are some rooms with sea views, but it’s a 20 minute stroll down the driveway until your will get your feet wet. Most rooms are on the ground level with private patios, loungers and window blinds that hide the early morning sunlight tightly until you are completely ready to embrace it. My suite is huge, the bed is big and comfy, there are cool marble floors and a big TV with lots of channels. The bathroom is gloriously elegant with a jacuzzi bath, complete with olive oil soap and shampoo made from olives grown in the grounds of the Hotel. The Wi-Fi is really fast too.